About Oklahoma

Oklahoma is known as The Sooner State, named after the settlers who claimed land in the territory in the late 1800s. Most of the state lies in the Great Plains, and the area is infamous for severe weather, with one of the highest rates of tornadoes in the world. Oklahoma features 11 distinct ecological regions, and its Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest protected area of tallgrass prairie in the world. Culturally, the state's substantial Native American and Mexican American communities produce music and art that reflect their heritage, while in the world of sports, college football is king, with teams at both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State usually ranking high in the national polls.


In 2016, there were 22,030 obituaries reported in the state of Oklahoma on Legacy.com. This is a 46% increase from 2015 when 15,039 obituaries were reported in Oklahoma. You can browse through the full list of Oklahoma obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.